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All of our classes are specific to your trade whether you are looking to build your knowledge in a few classes or you are interested in obtaining a certificate through our apprenticeship school.

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Kentuckiana Machining Assocation

All classes are necessary to train well-rounded apprentices that adapt to various machining career paths which include machinist, maintenance machinist, mold maker, die maker and tool maker. Coursework is a combination of classroom, theory, and hands-on to allow students to demonstrate learned skills.

Graduate Debt-Free with 4 Years Experience

Knowledgeable Teachers

In 1976 the KMA established an apprenticeship training program to satisfy state and federal education requirements specific to machinists, tool and die makers.

100% Employment Rate

We have had 100% full time job placement for all students at all skill levels for the past 7 years.

Hands-on Technical Core

The KMA provides the required 576 class hours typically achieved through attending one night per week 2 semesters per year for 4 years.


Machinists and tool and die makers set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.

Maintenance Machinist

Industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment.

Mold Maker

Mold makers create and adapt molds used in cast and plastic manufacturing. This job involves tasks such as making repairs or adjustments to existing molds, using blueprints to develop new molds and melting plastics and metals to be used in mold making.

Tool & Die Maker

Tool and die makers are a class of machinists in the manufacturing industries who make jigs, fixtures, dies, molds, machine tools, cutting tools, gauges, and other tools used in manufacturing processes.

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